2020 Best Tech Startups in St. Paul

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in St. Paul, Minnesota. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Structural


Founded: 2017

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in St. Paul

“Structural is pioneering Employee Success Management, by giving organizations real time, mobile access to their employee data. Structural integrates data from HR, business and personal systems, giving employees an internal resume to showcase their skills and interests, and helping leaders quickly find the right people with the right skills for sales pursuits, projects and strategic initiatives. With Structural, organizations form deeper connections, bust silos, engage and retain talent and drive growth. The company is the fifth to launch from leading venture studio High Alpha.”

2. Traive


Founded: 2018

“Affordable farming loans and profitable investment portfolios through an innovative lending platform.

Traive Finance is the first fully-fledged digital financing platform focused exclusively on agriculture. We offer unique, fair, and live credit risk assessment to farmers through the application of machine learning to agricultural & financial data. Our unique solution directly connects borrowers and lenders in a transparent process, insuring and diversifying the main risks of the lending portfolios.”

3. Protocol 46

Protocol 46

Founded: 2015

“Protocol 46 is a Cyber Security as a Service (CSaaS) company. The Protocol 46 Team is rigorously selected from individuals with experience neutralizing risk and technological innovators that have the grit required to solve challenging technical problems.

Our CSaaS offering is based on a Cyber security Sensor Mesh (CSM) developed by our innovations team inside Protocol 46. CSM is a combination of hardware and software based sensors that integrate across cyber risk points your organization. Other security products are designed to protect one point of risk (i.e. antimalware software or a firewall). Other products are not designed to work together resulting in wasted time or extra cost trying to understand your organization’s security risk.”

4. Recovree


Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in St. Paul

“Recovree represents a team of people who have firsthand experience with substance use disorder. These personal experiences drive us to help people find recovery from SUD and we believe that technology and peer specialists play a vital role. Our software supports peer specialists with workflow management and provides tools to create more meaningful conversations, intervention opportunities, efficiencies, and data to ultimately improve outcomes.

We have two products, a client app and a peer specialist portal. Clients use the app to complete daily reflections and log experiences to identify challenges and showcase progress.”

5. Newborn Foundation

Newborn Foundation

Founded: 2010

“The Newborn Foundation develops and leverages technologies, policies, and on-the-ground education and training programs that support the adoption and sustainability of life-saving interventions. We consistently achieve our strategic imperative to support the development and implementation of new technologies that can improve access and health outcomes for newborns, programmatically deliver these solutions to those who need them most, and integrate with population health initiatives to provide sustainable impact – so every newborn has the same opportunity to survive and thrive.”